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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: tissu 'fine cloth', from tistre 'to weave', from Latin texere; TEXT

tissue

noun
     
tissue
tis‧sue W3
1 [countable] a piece of soft thin paper, used especially for blowing your nose on:
a box of tissues
2 [uncountable] also tissue paperD light thin paper used for wrapping, packing etc
3 [uncountable]HB the material forming animal or plant cells
4

a tissue of lies

British English a story or account that is completely untrue
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